Third Thursdays « Lower East Side New York

Third Thursdays

The Lower East Side invites you to discover some of the best art in New York City during Third Thursdays, a night to discover the diverse art offerings of the area. Area galleries roll out the red carpet, staying open late from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the following Thursdays in 2011:

  • March 17
  • April 21
  • May 19
  • June 16
  • July 21
  • September 15
  • October 20

The Lower East Side Visitor Center, 54 Orchard Street, will be open late on Third Thursdays. Stop by from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and pick up our neighborhood guide, complete with dining, shopping and nightlife information.

While you are in the Lower East Side, stop by the New Museum. This contemporary art museum offers free admission from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday nights.

The Lo-Down is the media sponsor for Third Thursdays. Please visit The Lo- Down at for Lower East Side breaking news and information.

Participating galleries:

1. Abrazo Interno (CSV); 107 Suffolk Street ; 212.260.4080;

2. Anastasia Photo; 166 Orchard Street; 212.677.9725

3. Allegra LaViola Gallery; 179 East Broadway; 917.463.3901;

4. Bridge Gallery; 98 Orchard Street ; 212.674.6320;

5. Charles Bank Gallery; 196 Bowery; 212.219.4095;

6. Collette Blanchard; 26 Clinton Street; 917.639.3912;

NOTE: Collette Blanchard has closed her gallery in NYC and relocated it to Paris, France.

7. Dacia Gallery; 53 Stanton Street; 917-445-5243;

8. DODGE gallery; 15 Rivington Street; 212-228-5122;

9. frosch&portmann; 53B Stanton Street; 646-266-5994;

10. FusionArtsMuseum; 57 Stanton Street; 212-995-5290;

11. gallery nine5; 24 Spring Street; 212-965-9995;

12. Invisible-Exports; 14a Orchard Street; 212-226-5447;

13. Jen Bekman; 6 Spring Street; 212.219.0166;

14. Krause Gallery; 149 Orchard Street; 212.777.7799;

15. Le Salon d’Art; 90 Stanton Street, 212-777-6008,

16. Lesley Heller Workspace; 54 Orchard Street; 212.410.6120;

17. LMAKprojects; 139 Eldridge Street; 212.255.9707;

18. Lu Magnus; 55 Hester Street; 212.677.6555;

19. Mark Miller Gallery; 92 Orchard Street; 212.253.9479;

20. Munch Gallery; 245 Broome Street; 646.209.5457;

21. Myplasticheart nyc; 210 Forsyth Street; 646.290.6866;

22. The New Museum of Contemporary Art; 235 Bowery; 212.219.1222

23. NP Contemporary Art Center; 131 Chrystie Street; 212.226.4552

24. Rooster Gallery; 190 Orchard Street; 212.230.1370;

25. Scaramouche; 52 Orchard Street; 212.228.2229;

26. Sloan Fine Art; 128 Rivington Street; 212.477.1140

27. Stephan Stoyanov; 29 Orchard Street; 212.343.4240;

28. Thierry Goldberg Projects; 5 Rivington Street; 212.967.2260;

29. White Box; 329 Broome Street; 212.714.2347;

30. Windows Gallery; 37 Orchard Street; 917-600-0807;

31. Woodward Gallery; 133 Eldridge Street; 212.966.3411;

Additionally, since the printing of our gallery guide, Gallery Bar has joined Third Thursdays:

Gallery Bar; 120 Orchard Street; 212-529-2266;

Then as Now — New York’s Shifting Ethnic Mosaic

Tracking the changing makeup of the city.
2010 New York City ethnic neighborhood map
Published: January 21, 2011 -->

A century ago, Israel Zangwill popularized the term in his play, “The Melting Pot.” New York has evolved into a greater crucible of race and ethnicity today than it was back then, but the city also remains very much a mosaic — a variegated montage of neighborhoods in which certain groups predominate.

In a month or so, the 2010 census will most likely confirm a record high in the city’s foreign-born population. American Community Survey data released last month revealed a striking metamorphosis during the last decade. Traditional ethnic enclaves sprawled amoeba-like into adjacent communities. Once monolithic tracts of white and black and native-born residents have become bespeckled with newcomers.

Population Change in New York City Neighborhoods Since 2000

New York City map showing change in native whites from 2000 to 2010

One of the principal demographic trends of recent years, U.S.-born whites moving into cities, is apparent in Manhattan and northern Brooklyn. White populations are declining in northeast Queens, where immigrant populations are increasing, and parts of Staten Island, which are attracting more blacks.

Native Whites
New York City map showing change in native whites from 2000 to 2010

Black populations are declining in some traditionally black areas; in central Brooklyn and Harlem, where whites are moving in, but also in southeast Queens, which black families may be leaving for the suburbs. In Canarsie, the U.S.-born black population has grown 20 percent. In nearby Brownsville, it is down nine percent.

Native Blacks
New York City map showing change in native whites from 2000 to 2010

Chinese immigrants are declining in Lower Manhattan, and yielding to Indian and Bangladeshi growth in Jackson Heights and Woodside. But their numbers are rapidly growing in Flushing, Fresh Meadows, Sunset Park and Bensonhurst.

East Asians

REBNY plans new website launch, amid social media boost

The Real Estate Board of New York is planning to launch a new website this fall, after ramping up its online efforts with a new dedicated social media specialist, Amanda Wood. The revamped site, which will allow users to interact online, aims to enhance members' ability to share input and comments.

"We're creating an infrastructure so they can create blogs and share information that way," Wood said of the site. REBNY has created a 15-person website committee to help determine which web features to include on the site. Among the committee members are: Prudential Douglas Elliman's Corinne Pulitzer, Warburg Realty's Steve Goldschmidt and Studley managing director William Montana. The trade organization will also seek feedback from its membership beyond the committee.

The new website is part of a larger effort REBNY has begun to increase its online presence, according to Wood, whose hiring this past summer was part of that new initiative.

"I was hired to open REBNY up and supply more information. ... We're working to make more information public," said Wood.

While REBNY declined to comment on the website's cost, Wood, who is overseeing the effort, did note that "it's surprisingly affordable, as far as websites go."





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